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Human Rights Career Seminar

@Masters Seminar Room / 1:00pm / 6 October 2015

How to Pursue a Career in Human Rights Law in the Developing World

VENUE: Masters Seminar Room G.30 Law Link Building
DATE: Tuesday 6 October  2015
TIME: 1300 – 1345
GUEST SPEAKERS: Jo-Ann Lim and Justin Flurscheim

Two former UWA Law students who have spent nine years working in the developing world, have kindly agreed to return to the Law School to share their experiences and offer suggestions about pursuing an alternative law career in Human Rights. Come along and meet Jo-Ann and Justin and find out about ways to pursue similarly rewarding career with your law degree.

Jo-Ann Lim graduated from UWA Law School in 2002 with a combined Law and Arts degree. She has primarily worked on violence against women issues in Cambodia (domestic violence, rape and sexual assault and human trafficking of women for sexual exploitation). Jo-Ann worked for Cambodia’s largest human rights non government organisation (NGO) The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) for several years as the Women’s Rights Consultant, contributing to law reform in her area as well as writing the NGO Shadow Report to the CEDAW Committee. Jo-Ann is currently a PhD student at UWA Law School researching customary law and violence against women and children in Cambodia.

Justin Flurscheim graduated from UWA Law School in 2001 with a combined Law and Commerce degree. After a short stint on the Terrace working as an accountant and a commercial lawyer he opted for an alternative career path. His work has brought him to Papua New Guinea working in anti-corruption and then Cambodia working on monitoring state human rights abuses, conducting advocacy and lobbying against the government and the funding of development projects. Justin is currently studying a Masters in Law at Curtin and is also tutoring various laws units at UWA

Career Opportunities

Paralegal at Watts Legal Consultants

Applications Close /   Uploaded16 August 2015

Watts Legal Consultants is a law firm practising in retail property and commercial law. We are currently seeking a final year student or recent graduate to assist in an occasional paralegal/ general office capacity.

If this opportunity is of interest, please email your cover letter, CV and most recent academic transcript to:

Casual Paralegal Position with Norton Rose Fulbright

Applications Close /   Uploaded18 August 2015

Employer: Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Position title: Casual Paralegal


Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognised for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Knowing how our clients’ businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us.

Our Litigation practice group is recognised as one of the leading teams in Perth. We are looking for a law student to work on a casual basis in our Perth office. You must be available to start immediately and be available at least 3 days per week (which can be structured around your university timetable).

The key responsibilities and requirements for this role are as follows:

You will assist in the review and coding of documents relating to large scale litigation matters, and undertake other ad hoc requirements from the Litigation team.


  • We are seeking a law student in the first year of their Juris Doctor or students undertaking their undergraduate degree with an assured pathway to law
  • A strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to manage files and undertake legal administration
  • The ability to work autonomously under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • A strong interest in litigation and aspiring to a career in the law

The successful candidate will be energetic, driven and focussed with excellent academic achievements. To apply, please email your CV, recent academic transcript and covering letter to Annabel Anderson-Nicholls, Human Resources Manager atannabel.anderson-nicholls@

We are proud that Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Bogotá, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Caracas, Casablanca, Dallas, Dar es Salaam, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Milan, Minneapolis, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Pittsburgh-Southpointe, Prague, Québec, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), Rome, San Antonio, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Warsaw and Washington DC.

Application Procedures
Please email your CV, recent academic transcript and covering letter to Annabel Anderson-Nicholls, Human Resources Manager –

Metaxas & Hager Lawyers – hiring 2 grads

Applications Close /   Uploaded10 September 2015

Metaxas & Hager is a law firm which has its offices at Level 16, Citibank House, 37 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

The firm was established in 2007 and its senior partners, Arthur Metaxas and Rod Hager both have been in private practice for nearly forty (40) years.

The firm works in all areas of commercial litigation, general commercial, real estate and probate law.  The firm has a busy litigation practice and its lawyers appear in all courts on most days.

Our firm is expanding and we intend to employ two (2) articled clerks / graduate clerks commencing February 2016.

Any interested graduates should email their resume and academic transcript to:

Luke Hager
Senior Associate
Metaxas & Hager
Level 16, 37 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
PO Box Z5198, St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6831
Tel + 61 8 9225 4412   Fax + 61 8 9225 4413   Email


Study in Geneva, Switzerland or Macerata, Italy

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The School of Law at Murdoch University in Western Australia will be running two exciting undergraduate overseas programs during the Australian winter/European summer break in 2016.


As part of Murdoch School of Law’s global reach, a human rights program of three units has been set up in Geneva, Switzerland.  Geneva is synonymous with many of the world’s leading international organisations such as the United Nations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Red Cross/Red Crescent, the International Commission of Jurists, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and many others.  To address the needs of students in today’s global community, we are offering a unique program which focuses on international human rights law and offers Australian law students exposure to the diplomatic and legal fulcrum which is Geneva.


Italy is at the centre of Europe – historically, culturally and legally – due to its vast influence in the formation of European and international law, via Roman law.  Murdoch University’s School of Law is responding to the changing needs of its students and Australian society, in an increasingly globalised world by offering a three-unit Program centred on European and international law at the Università di Macerata, one of Europe’s oldest universities.  Macerata is situated in the Marche region, a beautiful and unspoiled area of Italy, approximately 250 kilometres north east of Rome.

Australia’s place in the global community is one of increasing importance, and with this comes a greater demand for jurists who understand and can operate comfortably between the world’s diverse legal systems and cultures.


The School of Law at Murdoch University welcomes applications to the above programs from Law students throughout Australia.

Further information on the Geneva and Macerata programs is available at:

PLEASE NOTE: there are additional UWA hoops to jump through. Check with the exchange office if you are interested.

Allens – Dive In program

Applications Close 7 October 2015 /   Uploaded18 September 2015

Allens is launching their Dive In program.

This is a great opportunity for 1st to 3rd year undergraduate law students or 1st year JD students to get a real insight into Allens and what life is like in a commercial law firm. It’s also a great opportunity to meet partners and lawyers from the firm, as well as learn about our clerkship opportunities and what students need to succeed.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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Paralegal at Mills Oakley

Applications Close /   Uploaded21 September 2015

Mills Oakley Lawyers (named Australia’s fastest growing law firm) is looking to hire a law student to assist in their property practice 2-3 full days per week.

Key details:

  • You would be working directly under our Perth Property Partner, Patrick Thaung and lawyer Cait Clifton.
  • The firm is offering a competitive hourly rate but need someone that is passionate about property law.
  • Their key criteria is an interest (and preferably experience) in the Perth property market.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to Cait Clifton: Applications will be considered when they are received, so send one in as soon as you can.


Projects Abroad – Human Rights and Law Internships Overseas

Applications Close /   Uploaded28 September 2015

Have you ever considered an internship overseas? Project Abroad is a good placement service that is worth investigating.

Here is the link to the testimonial of a student from UTS, who recently participated on their Human Rights internship in Argentina. The student was able to participate in our free community Legal Aid clinic, based out of the Projects Abroad Law & Human Rights office, and he was also involved with educational workshops held at a Juvenile Detention Centre:|law-and-human-rights|human-rights|argentina|canning-wynn

Here is a link to the Argentina Human Rights project overview on their website


TheProjects Abroad Human Rights offices also operate in South Africa and Ghana, with a focus on legal aid clinics and social justice projects, the project overviews can be found here:

South Africa: